What motivates me to lose
Saturday, November 30, 2019
I started my weight loss journey because I wanted to prove to everyone that I could lose the weight. That was my initial motivation, and it worked for awhile. I lost my first 50 pounds and was doing great! That was not enough to keep me going, though. For my next 50+ pounds, I needed to do it for another reason. I knew someday I wanted to have a family, and I didn't want to be the fat mom that couldn't do anything with her kids. That got me to my goal.
By this point, I reached a turning point in my life and was done with the relationship thing for awhile. I was a healthy, fit teacher - that kept me maintaining because I could do fun things like dance around or play with the kids on the playground without being self conscious about my fat flopping everywhere. Plus, I could be the "cool" teacher that did things with the kids. That motivation worked for awhile.
I fell in love with a guy and moved in with him. For some reason, this was the end of my caring about what I looked like. I fell back into a lot of old habits and put on about 2/3 of the weight I had lost. Now, I need to lose it again.
I am now back to wanting to be that healthy mom. I have a 13 yr old stepson and an 11 month old. I slowly put the weight back on over the years, but I know that I can lose it again. Having the family now has me more motivated than ever to lose this weight. I want to be able to do fun things with them, and we plan on going to Disney World next spring and I want to be able to go on rides with my children while being comfortable in the seats.
My DH and I are going to do this weight loss thing together. That gives me a little more motivation because I'm competitive and I want to lose faster than him... :)
I have a ton of clothes in my closet that will fit me at all stages. I am so frustrated with myself. I lost the baby weight real quick, then it came to a halt. Now, I need to push more to lose the rest of the weight. I have until December 14th, to at least lose a few inches so I can fit into my dress pants. I have a presentation that day and need to dress up.
I haven't had to wear dress pants in awhile because I have become a stay-at-home mom, so I wear mostly lounge pants. The presentation is really pushing me to get back on track. I had lost 6 pounds over the last few months, so that was a start, but I know that I can do much better than that.
I will use the fit of my clothes as a guide.